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Monday, October 18, 2010

Indie Junction Featured Artisans for the Week of October 17th!!


This week we have another group of talented Indie Junction Artisans!  We are proud to present:   Carol, owner of From the Hip Designs, Elizabeth from Raw Olive, and Holly from Holly & Sage!

Let's start with Carol, owner of From the Hip Designs.  From the Hip Designs is exactly that - unique items  created "from the hip"!  In the artist's own words:  "I am a painter, a knitter, a metalworker and jewelry buff, a mom, a dog and cat lover, a jewelry designer and collector of all things vintage. I love creating and hope you enjoy the gifts and goodies!"

Places to find From The Hip Designs
Carol has a place on her blog for artist links!  It's a wonderful way to meet other artisans as well as gain exposure!

Now let's take a peek at some of the wonderful things you will find at From The Hip Designs!!
Our next Indie Junction Featured Artisan is an newcomer to Etsy and Indie Junction, Elizabeth from Raw Olive where you will find natural olive oil bath and body products! In the artist's own words: "Raw Olive was born out of a desire to find pure, natural bath and beauty products for my family. I was shocked to learn that a lot of the "natural" products offered at health food stores still included potentially harmful ingredients such as parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, and petroleum. Considering that 80% of what you put on your body ends up in your body, food grade ingredients make sense! I started experimenting in my kitchen with natural ingredients in my cabinets such as cold-pressed olive oil, raw sugar and raw honey, to name a few. Soon enough, friends and family were hooked on some of my yummy creations.  Raw Olive has become a perfect marriage between my love for cooking and all things natural.  The creative process is what I enjoy most. With three girls, 8, 10 , and 12, I am constantly trying to create products that I feel comfortable with them using. Once I have an idea, I experiment in the kitchen until I'm happy with the final product. Once complete, I test the new product on my family and audacious friends and hope it's a hit."
Places to Find Raw Olive:

Now let's take a look at some of her wonderful natural body products!!
Our third Indie Junction Featured artisan is Holly from Holly & Sage where you will find unique handmade artisan jewelry and mommy necklaces.  In the artist's own words:  "I started making jewelry in 2007 and it quickly became an obsession! I have always had an eye for color and an appreciation for beautiful things, and designing jewelry let me put these interests to practical use.  I use many types of materials in my jewelry. I especially like turquoise and other natural semi-precious stones. Copper is my favorite metal to work with, but I use a lot of sterling silver, too.  I never use plastic beads unless they are being recycled from a vintage piece."  Her motto is "♥ I don't make jewelry so I can sell it, I sell it so I can make it! ♥"  You should also visit her destash store, Restashable Supplies!
Places to Find Holly & Sage:

Now let's take a peek at some of the wonderful designs you will find at Holly & Sage!!
We hope you have enjoyed this week's Indie Junction Featured Artisans!  We are so proud to have these talented artisans as part of our Indie Junction community! Indie Junction is a wonderful community that brings together artisans from across all mediums in the spirit of collaboration, support and growth.  For more information about Indie Junction, please go here!  We'll be waiting for you!!

Indie Junction is having a community-wide contest!  It's called Bannerama where we are asking members to stretch their creativity and design a new banner for our site!  It is open to all those who join our community!  Check out the details here!


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    I am an MBA Jewelry Artisan and owner of Zur Designs.  I create handcrafted jewelry using only the highest quality materials such as sterling silver,semi-precious gemstones, swarovski crystals, and pearls.

    My designs are inspired by life, love, and the beauty that surrounds me from the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts to the wonderful beaches in Rhode Island...both I consider my home.